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Teaching Analysis, Logic, and the Research Process: A Seminar Approach by Dr. A cooperative approach to the teaching of difficult research techniques in genealogical research Sherlock Holmes, when pursuing his criminals, uses observation; dashes from place to place looking through his magnifying glass; picks up cigar ash, fingerprints, and bits of glass; gathers his clues; and then sits back in his chair to analyze the data he has gathered before he astounds the police, Dr.
Watson, and his admirers with his genius. It is the chase that keeps up the interest, homing in on the elusive criminal as he twists and turns desperately, trying to escape the clutches of the master detective. But try as he might, it is impossible to get away from the mind like a steel trap which stays focused on the trail, using every clue, combining them into a net so tight and so secure that no matter what he does, the criminal eventually succumbs to the iron grasp of the law.
The gathering of information is one of the things that both detectives and genealogists do very well.
Genealogists search document sources diligently for clues to their family history, and the range of documents that is used is extensive. Almost every conference, seminar, lecture, or discussion group centers on documents and how to find and search them.
But analysis and logic are at the root of all successful criminal or genealogical detective stories and yet most introductory research courses touch only lightly on this aspect of research. We are taught about the research process and then the remainder of the time, sometimes as much as ninety percent of the course deals with the several classes of document groups census, probate, deeds, etc.
Even advanced courses, conferences, and seminars simply dig deeper into documents, perhaps concentrating on more obscure types of documents, new or unusual classes of them, or new locations for and subtle variations on the finding of evidence.
Knowledge of document sources is not bad, certainly it is essential, but it is not everything. It is more difficult to teach the skills of analysis and logic.
Acquisition of evidence, as important as that is, is only a part of successful problem solving. The elusive ancestor must be entrapped in the iron net forged through the logical use of evidence. As with any other novice; I was told to start with myself, what I knew factually about my immediate family, and work backwards.
The local Family History Center volunteers were extremely helpful in providing advice on available microfilmed documents.
Acknowledging I needed additional instruction in methodology, I then took a short course in basic genealogy. This was helpful but there was no real world experience. I took the intermediate course and advanced seminar because the attendees discuss and study what someone actually accomplished and published.
Realizing that any community of genealogists can better thrive and progress if opportunities for advanced discussion and learning are available, a group of students in Albuquerque decided to move from the typical beginning research course and the more advanced discussions of document groups to deeper discussions of logic, analysis, and the use of evidence.
The recent disavowal of the use of the preponderance of evidence in genealogy laid the groundwork for a discussion among these students and a desire to know more about the importance of evidence and how it can be used effectively.
It appeared that a seminar format would be the very best way to provide a stimulating and guided discussion series where the instructor could guide the conversation without appearing to be overbearing.
The Intermediate Course in Analysis and Logic In order to approach these more difficult skills, we set up an intermediate discussion course consisting of a series of eight two-hour discussions to analytically read and study a series of eight articles published in recent issues of the National Genealogical Society Quarterly.
This journal was chosen because of the face that it is peer reviewed and because the subject matter addressed includes research techniques and methodology. The first article in the series was chosen primarily because of the controversy over the preponderance of the evidence question and the need for firm and understandable definitions for sources, evidence, and the ways of using them in genealogy.
With this in mind, a group of eight students read the following articles: Each student was asked to read each paper in the series at least four times before coming to the discussion meeting.
The first reading was simply to acquaint the student with the overal picture of the problem. The second was to include a careful reading of the general argument or problem including the footnotes.
A third reading was meant to carefully understand the evidence and to track the logic used in solving the problem. The fourth reading was to make sure that the arguments and logic are correct, sound, and successful, taking great care with an eye to detail.
Each discussion was lead by the moderator teacher but was an open and unbiased discussion of the subject article of the seminar.
The point of each discussion was the use of analysis and logic rather than simply finding evidence. That is, the students were reading these articles without the motive of advancing their own specific evidence needs. There were no exams or quizzes throughout the course. Some comments by the students are instructive.
Many of these students were neophyte genealogists when they took their first basic research course and were joined by more experienced researchers as they continued to the intermediate class. They were tremendously stimulating conversations that naturally led to wanting to do and learn more in analytical readings and genealogical writings.
The articles assigned were written to instruct as well as provide family histories. The techniques used by experts were sometimes ingenious.When I got called to Mr. Ratcliff’s office for the sixth time, I had no idea what I had done and I felt dejected as I walked down the hallway.
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